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Inferno by Aetherbyte MSX2

Inferno Launches Digitally on MSX2 Gaming Computer

Fans of 2D action adventure games probably know the name Inferno by now. If not, let me tell you a bit about it. This is one of the latest games by Aetherbyte – the company behind games such as Pyramid Plunder and Insanity both for the Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM and Atlantean on Hucard for the Turbo Grafx-16. Inferno is on another retro platform though, one that never really made an impact in North America, so it is possibly an all new platform for anyone reading this. Inferno is available now, digitally, for the MSX2 gaming computer. Physical copies will be available later, but it is even cooler how Aetherbyte are handling digital purchases.

Nightmare Boy Nintendo Switch

Nightmare Boy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Fans of Metroidvania style games will want to check out Nightmare Boy as it is now Nintendo Switch bound. Nightmare Boy is a Spanish-made action adventure title that will feature sprawling levels and monsters around every corner. The file size is reported to be about 1.6 gigabytes with a price tag of $15 on the Nintendo Switch eShop on January 16th.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey Sells Three Million Units Worldwide in Three Weeks

Ah, good ole Mario. Where would Nintendo be without their carpenter turned plumber? Probably not where they are now. His breakout adventure on the Nintendo Switch has pushed past the three million units sold worldwide mark in its first month at retail. That is quite an accomplishment. It also speaks volumes to the types of games that we may start seeing more of on the Nintendo Switch when you consider Doom couldn’t break 100k units worldwide in its first week on the Switch.

Doom game

Doom on Nintendo Switch Sells Less than 100k Units in First Week of Retail

The Nintendo Switch is not yet a year old, but we are already seeing lower numbers for third party games. Case in point, Doom from Bethesda Softworks reportedly sold less than 100,000 units in its first week at retail. Does this signal something about the Nintendo Switch that everyone is ignoring or is it just a case of an older game not withstanding fan interest?

Retro Wars

Retro Wars Reimagines Star Wars as Point and Click Adventure

Star Wars fans are a passionate bunch. Nothing wrong with that. Star Wars is a phenomenon in many ways. From toys, games, comics, movies, etc. Speaking of games, there are some fans of this franchise that are not happy that there are genres that Star Wars skipped – namely point and click adventures. Going a bit farther, the fans behind Retro Wars Episode IV ¼ have also made their game exclusive for the Commodore Amiga computer.

Retro Games Released Digitally: December 2017

Rather than doing a weekly, or daily, update on retro games released digitally, I figure a monthly roundup would be better. I already know this is not going to be complete without the help of our readers so please, mention any retro game releases you know of that are not on this list.

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

Could Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild be Coming to Android?

It is no secret that Nintendo is working on a Legend of Zelda game for mobile platforms. The question is, which Zelda game is it going to be or is it going to be an all new adventure? Breath of the Wild is a major contender for being the title but is there enough evidence to point that way in the Zelda-sphere?

NASA Commodore Amiga 2500 For Sale, Own a Piece of History

Want to own a computer that literally helped take man into space? NASA has a Commodore Amiga 2500 from the NASA Telemetry Labs available on eBay right now. This is literally a piece of history that is probably technically incalculable in value – though NASA did take a stab at pricing it.

Wolfenstein 3D Commodore 64

Wolfenstein 3D for Commodore 64 Updated

Wolfenstein 3D released in 1992 to an unsuspecting PC gaming populace which quickly lapped it up, launching id Software into the stratosphere with gamers. Three years later id Software would release the source code for Wolfenstein 3D which opened gamers using it to do new things. They released the source code to the follow-up title, Doom, eventually which fans ported to platforms that id Software would probably never have thought, including the Nintendo NES, E-Ink screen devices, even a giant billboard. Now we have more news on another port by fans, this time Wolfenstein 3D on the Commodore 64 computer. For some reason, Wolfenstein 3D never enjoyed that level of porting interest from fans.

Super Famicom Wars

Super Famicom Wars Review, First Time in English

Any fans of Advance Wars by Nintendo reading this? We are about to take a trip down memory lane with this one then. Super Famicom Wars is the direct successor to Famicom Wars and maintains some unique changes that franchise fans will either love or hate. Nearly 20 years after Super Famicom Wars hit the Nintendo Satellaview service (demos) and their Nintendo Power release (full game), it makes its English debut thanks to fans. Advance Wars fans, prepare for a trip down nostalgia lane.

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